Get Your Hands Dirty!

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Holiday Decorating

Yup, it’s that time again…

We create custom designs that bring holiday magic to your home. We do both residential and commercial properties. We are now taking orders for exterior and interior holiday decorating, including:

~Lights~Wreaths~Winter pots~Window boxes~Christmas trees~Poinsettias~Garlands & Greens~Mantelpieces & Table centerpieces~Fresh flower arrangements~

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New Orleans in November!

On a recent trip to NOLA, we snapped these shots of some of the lush, local landscapes. Ferns make a great hanging plant. They have a long season from early Spring to late Fall. Very hearty, yet graceful, they give a historic Southern charm to any balcony or porch. They love the sun but can also survive in a shady area.

 

 

Check out this Ipomoea purpurea or purple morning glory!

We also couldn’t resist a visit to this parterre garden which is something we are very familiar with up here in New England at Jean Brooks Landscapes. Check out some of our very own versions (http://jeanbrookslandscapes.com/garden-type/country-estates/) of this French-style design which translates to “orchestra” or lower level, close to the ground. This very tame, formal style originated in 15th century Renaissance chateaus such as Versailles. The tightly compartmentalized garden strongly contrasts the lush and wild balconies of New Orleans but who can resist either type!

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Snow Removal

REMEMBER LAST YEAR? Don’t forget to call Jean Brooks Landscapes to set yourself up for snow removal!

 

Many people don’t know that we offer this service. We clear sidewalks and walkways, stairs and pretty much anything. We’ll even dig your car out before you leave for work in the morning! We also follow up with snow melt.  Sign up now or call for a free estimate! info@jeanbropokslandscapes.com

 

 

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Fall Foliage

This is a Sourwood tree.  There are two on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square.  They have amazing fall color!

Sourwood (Oxydendron) is a nice, small, native tree with long panicles of pretty bell-shaped flowers and has vivid red fall foliage.

Keep your eyes open for them. Your eyes will thank you!

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